What’s on in the Northern Quarter ~ Friday 9th September 2016

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Rhythm Theory, Jeff Derringer, Soup Kitchen

Soup Kitchen
Rhythm Theory: Jeff Derringer

It’s Rhythm Theory’s 2nd Birthday, and to celebrate they’re flying over Jeff Derringer for his UK debut. With releases on Soma, Perc Trax and Electric Deluxe, plus holding a residency at Chicago’s Smart Bar,they’re super excited to see Jeff do the damage in the Soup Kitchen basement!

11pm – 4am / £8 adv / £10 OTD / BUY TICKETS 
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF

Rhythm Theory Instore, Eastern Bloc

Eastern Bloc
Rhythm Theory’s Pre Party

Today’s party at Eastern Bloc is the pre party for Rhythm Theory’s main event at Soup Kitchen later tonight where they host Jeff Derringer. Soundtrack for the starter to the main course is supplied by OrielMicheal Loughran and Behaviour. New soundsystem in full effect as well as a well stocked bar including a load of ales, lagers and bitter bottles from local brewer Cloudwater. Get involved!

7pm – 11pm /  FREE
Eastern Bloc / 5a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DN

Distinct Manchester, Whiskey Jar

Whiskey Jar
Distinct Manchester

While they’re busy planning their next event, Distinct Manchester wanteddto give something back, not just to everyone who has been to their parties but also to the homeless. If you get a ticket and arrive at The Whiskey Jar before midnight you get in free plus you can bring along anything you can donate i.e. old clothes, a rucksack you don’t use, an old sleeping bag, a tent, tins of food etc and they’ll pass them on. If you aren’t there in time it’s £2 otd but the money goes to Hope 4 Homeless UK. Expect good vibes, as always, and music you can waggle your finger to.

10pm – 4am / FREE adv / GET TICKETS
Whiskey Jar / 16 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2FF

Summit Launch Party, Band On The Wall

Band On The Wall
Summit Launch Party

A new clubbing project from Band on the Wall’s resident hype maestro MC DRS, Summit, gives Manchester’s live bass music community a dedicated home. Summit is a late night journey of bass music discovery – firmly on the underground pulse, a playground where emerging artists and the biggest names our rich musical scene has to offer join forces. Manchester’s finest will be joined each night by established DJs and live acts from around the world that share the spirit of our great city and sound. For this first outing they welcome Children of Zeus, Konny Kon & Tyler Daley, Lenzman and a “huge secret guest”  who they promise will be one of the greatest DJs, producers and human beings to ever walk the earth!

11pm – 3am / £10 adv / £12 / BUY TICKETS
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester

Alligator Gumbo, Matt & Phreds

Matt & Phreds
Alligator Gumbo

Alligator Gumbo are an exciting 7 piece, Leeds based swing band featuring the authentic line up of clarinet, violin, trumpet, trombone, accordion, steel guitar, double bass, and washboard. They play New Orleans Swing / Jazz from the 1920’s era with songs made popular by the likes of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton and Ella Fitzgerald, performed in the traditional style of upbeat tempos, entertaining improvisations, foot-stomping swinging rhythms, and rowdy group singing. Sounds like a great night ahead at Matt & Phred’s.

9.30pm – 1am / £5 / FREE entry (standing) for NQCard holder
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Top of the Pops Summer 16, Mint Lounge

Mint Lounge
Top Of The Pops ’16 with Justine Alderman & Jamie Bull

Top Of The Pops keeps up with the Friday night tradition of providing a fantastic selection of music at Mint Lounge to kick start your weekend, with their resident DJs playing an “explosive extravaganza” of dance floor gems, long lasting classics & party starters “guaranteed to make you dance yourself ditzy”!

“From Beyonce to Blondie, to The Killers & Jackson’s Thriller with healthy measures of guilty pleasures…we love the nightlife!”

10.30pm – 4am / £3 / BUY TICKETSQueue jump & FREE entry for NQCard holder & a guest
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE

Apologies, I Have None, AATMA

Apologies, I Have None – Album Launch Party

Moving North are happy to be able to host the album release show for Apologies, I Have None at AATMA tonight. ‘Pharmacie‘ is Apologies, I Have None first album in four years and the music paints a beautiful, harrowing picture of a misunderstood and too-often ignored struggle faced by so many in the modern world. The stupidly great line-up completed by Muskets, Nosebleed and Patty Hearst.

7pm – 10.30pm / £6
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Natural Sciences, AATMA

Natural Sciences presents Hidden Spheres

In the second of their label nights Natural Sciences bring along some of the finest mutants in Manchester for the ride. Hidden Spheres has been smashing it up on Lobster Theremin sub-label, Distant Hawaii, as well as Peckham’s Rhythm Section, with woozy house jams coated in rhodes licks and African drum breakouts. He’ll be joined by label regulars Cerberus Future Technologies, Space Afrika, A.Xander & Boomkat’s Will Boyd all hitting those chaos frequencies until the lights come on.

11pm – 4am / £5 adv / £7 otd / BUY TICKETS
AATMA / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Blank Cheque, Night & Day

Night & Day
Local Showcase

Friday night at Night & Day Café starts with another live music showcase from local talent. Tonight that talent is Blank ChequeRavellas and The Second System.

8pm – 11pm / £6
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Night & Day Logo

Night & Day

Night & Day DJs will be playing a mix of funk, soul and disco at where else? Night & Day!

11pm / £1
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Sam Dickinson, Gullivers

Sam Dickinson

“He just keeps on getting better and better” was how Graham Norton described unsigned Soul singer Sam Dickinson to over 4 million listeners during the premier of his last single, ‘When You Left Me‘, on BBC Radio 2. The openly LGBT singer has been compared to vocal greats like Mick Hucknall, was the highest charting unsigned soul artist on iTunes when he released his debut album ‘The Stories That Occurred‘ and presents his own radio show on the LGBT radio station Pride Radio. It was all going well for him, then he took a year away from the music industry suffering from anxiety and depression. The resulting time away is the new album, currently being recorded, ‘Auctioned Dreams & Battle Shields‘. With a new sound, he is blending the genres of disco, soul and 90’s beats alongside the heartfelt lyrics he has come to be known by. Sam Dickinson is unique. It’s about time you discovered for yourself which you can at Gullivers tonight.

7.30pm / £7
Gullivers / 109 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW

Frog and Bucket

The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs

MC John Hastings presents Matt Green, Carl Hutchinson and Phil Jerrod for The Frog and Bucket‘s flagship Friday night show, Barrel of Laughs. The show goes on until 2am with one of the Frog’s resident DJ’s.

7pm / £17 adv / £13 adv concessions / £More otd / BUY TICKETS
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street /  Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ

The Pen & Pencil Logo

Pen & Pencil
Fridays at P&P

Pen & Pencil entertain drinkers on the weekends with a rotating selection of fine DJs with one DJ getting things started from 5pm-8pm before another takes the party into the early hours.

5pm – 2am / FREE
Pen & Pencil / 57 Tariff Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ

NoHo Bar, Northern Quarter

Friday at NoHo

The Northern Quarter’s “Hippest Boogie Den”, NoHo‘s resident DJs crank up the beats and unleash the classics onto the floor of revellers before them. From high in the DJ control deck he witnesses the shapes, the struts and the boogies as he plays out 80?s soul, funk, disco, rare groove & boogie. You will be moved and if you need to reserve an area or a table so you have your own personal spot then get in touch with the bar.

5pm – 3am / FREE
NoHo / Corner Stevenson Square & Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1FB

Oh, Word, Hula

Oh, word? with Gareth Brooks

Head down to Hula for a night filled with and fueled by rum. Expect a wild mix of tiki fun like nowhere else and of course a fantastic soundtrack of old school Hip Hop & R’n’B provided by everyone’s favourite XFM DJ, Mr Gareth Brooks. Get there early, avoid the inevitable queue. TAPS AFF!

9pm – 4am
Hula / 11a Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB

Fizz Face Friday, Black Dog Ballroom NQ

Black Dog Ballroom
Friday Fizz Face with Clint Boon

Black Dog launch a new night tonight, Fizz Face Friday, with Clint Boon at the helm. All the important details are on this post so get yourself over there.

5pm – 4am / FREE before 11pm
Black Dog Ballroom / Corner Tib & Church Street/ Northern Quarter / Manchester, M4 1PW

DJ Swindells, Blue Pig

Blue Pig
DJ Swindells

After a short stint with The Pig as a DJ they have decided to hand over the decks to a professional, none other than Northern Quarter favourite DJ Swindells who starts his new residency at The Blue Pig tonight. Expect a musical adventure filled with soul, funk, hiphop, disco, reggae, afrobeat and downright party tunes! Plus of course The Pig has an all day ‘happy hour’ on a Friday so that should help keep the night going!

8pm – 1am / FREE
The Blue Pig / 69 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1FS

Lee Majors, Odd Bar

Odd Bar
RnB, Hip Hop, Soul & Funk

Stepping away from giving their Friday night slot a name, Odd Bar simply bring to you the very best of old school hip hop, R’n’B and downright party starters with DJs Lee Majors (1st & 3rd Friday of the month) and Nic Zube (2nd & 4th Friday).

Nic Zube, Odd Bar
9pm – close / FREE
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER

Friday Live Sessions, Hold Fast

Hold Fast
Friday Live Sessions

Every Friday Hold Fast have live musicians playing from 8pm offering a perfect way to wind down after a week’s work or wind up for the coming weekend ahead. The live music is followed by their resident DJ playing old skool Hip Hop, disco, dance and classics.

7pm – 3am / FREE
Hold Fast / 50 Newton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EA

NQ Social, Trof

NQ Social

The after work drinking spectacular that is the After Work Social takes place each and every Friday from 5pm atTrof offering up an extended happy hour & good times to boot!

5pm – 9pm / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU

Dig It, Trof

Dig It!

Come celebrate the start of the weekend at Trof NQ as they provide “guaranteed good times” at Dig It! They’ve got all the classic hip hop, motown, soul, funk, reggae, and let’s not forget the guilty pleasures, that you can handle. All this served up by regular DJ’s on rotation including Kev Swindells, Jim Spratling and more.

9pm – 3am / FREE
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1EU

Twenty Twenty Two

Twenty Twenty Two

Down in the basement at Twenty Twenty Two you find all night partying, ping pong, beer pong and reckless behaviour. Enjoy the good vibes until 4am with a soundtrack of Rap, RnB, Disco, Grooves, Garage, House and Bashment with DJs on rotation – Stylus, Bad Osiris, Klepto, Darka and Murkage Dave, with the odd special guest thrown into the mix too.

10pm – 4am / FREE
Twenty Twenty Two / 20 – 22 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1EZ

Good Vibes, Dry

Dry Bar
Good Vibes

Friday night is changing for the better at Dry Bar as they bring us good times at Good Vibes, a mix of funk, disco, soul, indie, R’n’B, house, pop and dance. If it gets you singing and dancing then it’s getting played! Good vibes indeed!

9pm – 4am / FREE
Dry Bar / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN

Soulero, Bay Horse

Bay Horse Pub

Soulero is all about the music. The new night in the new The Saddle Club in the basement at The Bay Horsehas resident DJ’s on rotation; Peter Jay (Electriks), Lee Andrews (Chips with Everything) and Baggy (Emotional Pop). After work shufflers, through to late night belters and everything in between.

8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA